Session Spotlight: Broker One-on-One: Competing With a New Rule Book At RISMedia's 2019 CEO Exchange—happening next week at the Marriott Marquis in NYC—Power Brokers Scott Durkin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Susan de França, President and CEO, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing will be present to...

By Richard Kearsey The real estate industry is one of the most competitive in the services sector. Trying to carve out a name and brand for yourself in such an industry can, at times, feel like a herculean task. Related: When Branding Gets Targeted, Results Start to Multiply What will aid and guide you in this venture? Experience—the experience of those who have...

By Brooke Chaplan Have you ever turned on one of the household appliances that hasn't been used in a while and watched dust fly out of it? That's a clear sign it's time to bring out the dusters and blow some clean air through your home to eliminate dust buildup and tiny debris particles like pet dander. Related: How to Clean Your Home Quickly and Efficiently Before...

By Meghan Belnap If you've noticed unusual signs of damage around your property, pests may be to blame. Rodents, insects and other types of pests can wreak havoc on properties and cause unforeseen damage that ends up resulting in costly repairs. Related: Why Should You Hire an Inspector When Buying a Home? Here are four signs that are indicative of pests causing...

  Session Spotlight: The Future of Real Estate: Which Models Will Win?
At this year's Real Estate CEO Exchange—happening this month at the Marriott Marquis in NYC—Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, president, Real Estate Brokerage, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Kuba Jewgieniew, founder and chief executive officer, Realty ONE Group; and Rory...

By Anica Oaks A home purchase is often the biggest investment a person will make in their life. When the time comes to sell your house, you want to get the best price possible. If you explore one of the many real estate sites online, you'll notice that many homeowners make a point of updating their homes before selling. Related: How Home Automation Is Taking Over...

  Session Spotlight: Master Sales-Driven Leadership by Adding Real Value in Recruiting and Retention At RISMedia's 2019 CEO Exchange—happening this month at the Marriott Marquis in NYC—Carolyn M. Rosson, regional vice president and broker, Ebby Halliday REALTORS®; Teresa Palacios Smith, vice president of Diversity & Inclusion, HSF Affiliates...

School is back in session! For many teachers who don't teach summer school, that means a long-awaited payday is just around the corner. But is it enough? New Zillow data shows that teachers may be struggling to pay their rent or mortgage. In fact, the average rent is unaffordable for entry-level teachers in 49 of the U.S.' 50 largest metros, with median market rents...

Commentary by Suzanne De Vita It's a common problem: Brokerages heavily invest in technology, often to have it seldom utilized, or inadvertently result in "tool fatigue." (It's real!) Agents are frustrated. Brokers, stumped. If the goal is to keep up with technology, why the abysmal adoption rates? According to findings from the National Association of REALTORS®,...

Image credit: RE/MAX RE/MAX continues to add to their unique suite of digital offerings. Fresh off the heels of the booj Platform launch and in addition to other campaigns, such as digital doormats and Hustlegraphics, the company has introduced the RE/MAX Sticker Pack. The 16 stickers—similar to animated stock GIFs that are available on Instagram Stories and Snapchat—are...